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Jul 12, 2011

London police chief says own phone hacked

LONDON (Reuters) – A senior British police officer, questioned in parliament about a phone hacking scandal that led to closure of a leading newspaper, said on Tuesday he believed he himself had been the victim of phone hacking.

John Yates, an assistant commissioner with London’s Metropolitan Police, said it was inevitable that some officers were corrupt, but strongly denied he received illegal payments from newspapers.

Jul 12, 2011

“Unhealthy and corrosive”: UK media’s cosy ties to police

LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – “The basic test of a decent
police force is that it catches more criminals than it employs.”

That adage, coined by Robert Mark, a Metropolitan Police
Commissioner in the 1970s, might just as easily be applied to
another profession with a similar stake in the public’s trust –
investigative journalism.

Jul 12, 2011

Detective plans to sue News International for harassment

LONDON (Reuters) – A former Scotland Yard detective plans to sue publishers of the News of the World for harassment and hacking his phone while he was investigating a high-profile axe murder, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

Mark Lewis, a lawyer for the policeman, Dave Cook, and for his wife Jacqui Hames, told Reuters he believed the planned suit against News Group Newspapers would be the first action against the now-defunct weekly for the physical trailing and electronic surveillance of a police officer by journalists working for it.

Jul 12, 2011

Exclusive: Detective to sue News International for harassment

LONDON (Reuters) – A former Scotland Yard detective plans to sue publishers of the News of the World for harassment and hacking his phone while he was investigating a high-profile axe murder, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

Mark Lewis, a lawyer for the policeman, Dave Cook, and for his wife Jacqui Hames, told Reuters he believed the planned suit against News Group Newspapers would be the first action against the now-defunct weekly for the physical trailing and electronic surveillance of a police officer by journalists working for it.

Jul 12, 2011

Exclusive – Detective plans to sue for harassment over hacking

LONDON (Reuters) – A former Scotland Yard detective plans to sue publishers of the News of the World for harassment and hacking his phone while he was investigating a high-profile axe murder, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

Mark Lewis, a lawyer for the policeman, Dave Cook, and for his wife Jacqui Hames, told Reuters he believed the planned suit against News Group Newspapers would be the first action against the now-defunct weekly for the physical trailing and electronic surveillance of a police officer by journalists working for it.

Jul 7, 2011

Analysis: Rebel gains too slow to hurt Gaddafi badly

LONDON (Reuters) – More battlefield gains in rural areas will help raise flagging morale among Libyan rebels impatient for victory but won’t shift the military balance decisively against Muammar Gaddafi soon.

Without more outside help, such advances are unlikely to inflict the sort of pressure that would compel him to negotiate a peace settlement in good faith or set off an uprising by rebel sympathizers in the capital Tripoli, Western analysts say.

Jul 5, 2011

Libya peace efforts appear to gather pace

LONDON (Reuters) – The search for a political solution to Libya’s war has quietly moved up a gear despite tough-looking declarations by Muammar Gaddafi and his rebel foes suggesting they can fight on.

In part, the impression of a quickening behind the scenes peace effort stems from the sheer number of statements made by the combatants urging a settlement, aggressive and sometimes contradictory though some of these communiques are.

Jul 4, 2011

Analysis: Libya peace efforts appear to gather pace

LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – The search for a political solution to Libya’s war has quietly moved up a gear despite tough-looking declarations by Muammar Gaddafi and his rebel foes suggesting they can fight on.

In part, the impression of a quickening behind the scenes peace effort stems from the sheer number of statements made by the combatants urging a settlement, aggressive and sometimes contradictory though some of these communiques are.

Jul 1, 2011
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Hizb ut-Tahrir urges Pakistanis to take to the streets for Islamic rule

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(A protester pokes his head through a banner during a demonstration by members of Hizb ut-Tahrir outside the Syrian embassy in central London, May 7, 2011/Andrew Winning)

Hizb ut-Tahrir, a global Islamist party banned in many Muslim states, said on Friday Pakistanis should take to the streets to call for Islamic rule and join a campaign to end subservience to Washington that was advancing “from Indonesia to Tunisia”.  The party, which says it is non-violent but is accused by some analysts of seeking a coup in Islamabad, added that “powerful factions” in Pakistani society including the military should also take part, but violence had no place in its work.

Jul 1, 2011

Pakistanis should go “to the streets” for Islamic rule: Party

LONDON (Reuters) -

Hizb ut-Tahrir, a global Islamist party banned in many Muslim states, said on Friday Pakistanis should take to the streets to call for Islamic rule and join a campaign to end subservience to Washington that was advancing “from Indonesia to Tunisia.”

The party, which says it is non-violent but is accused by some analysts of seeking a coup in Islamabad, added that “powerful factions” in Pakistani society including the military should also take part, but violence had no place in its work.